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Landing the dream job

I graduated from Northwestern five years ago. As a Psychology major, I knew towards the end of my junior year pursuing a career in the traditional psychology route wasn’t for me. With that, I didn’t really know what I...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Career Communities Mean Connection

Since networking is responsible for at least 85% of new jobs, UNW students need to connect with alumni and other professionals. Current unemployment rates make networking more important than ever for students seeking...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Opening Doors for UNW Students

Several December grads have launched into exciting new careers, often with assistance from Northwestern alumni. We in Career Development love to celebrate these connections, and we wanted to share some of our favorites.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Lowell and Tami Hochhalter

My name is Tami “Parker” Hochhalter. My husband Lowell and I attended and met at Northwestern in the 1980s. It seems like a lifetime ago, and then again, like yesterday. Lowell represented the Eagles on the football...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Bob and Jane Hosman

Bob and Jane Hosman attended Northwestern from 1963 – 1966. The two met while taking classes, sharing their first date at the annual spring formal! From their time at Northwestern until now, Bob and Jane have been...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Beyond the Degree: Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman studied Social Science at Northwestern and graduated with her degree in 1982. Today, Joann lives in New Brighton, but for several years in between, she taught English and spread Christ’s light in China....

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Stepping Into Levi's Hope

Kyle and Melissa Gagner found their home at Northwestern from fall of 2004-2006. Melissa (Springer) played Volleyball her freshman year while Kyle stayed active in intramurals. You also may have known Kyle back in the...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Athletics

Alumni Spotlight: Beyond the Court

UNW Alumna, Kaia (Larson ‘14) Hill currently serves as the women’s head basketball coach at Legacy Christian Academy in Andover, Minnesota. Kaia has previously been involved as an asset to the women’s basketball team at...

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Blog Academics, Alumni, Faculty

The Art of Beginning: 5 Ways to Invigorate Your Writing

I love a story from the book Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland. A ceramics teacher divided pottery students into two groups—one that had to make as many pots as possible and another that had to make the best pot...

Friday, January 31, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Ministry & Missions

Alumni Spotlight: Introducing the McDermotts

Abbie (Nelson) ’19 and Jake ’19 McDermott are new to the Alumni family, graduating from Northwestern just this past December. If graduation wasn’t a busy enough time, the McDermotts planned their wedding for the...

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Ministry & Missions

Alumni Spotlight: Kristina Siemens

This year Northwestern honored Kristina Siemens as the Women’s Athletic Hall of Fame Award winner. Northwestern recognized Kristina on her athletic achievements and the evidence of a continuing commitment to Christ, her...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Ministry & Missions

Alumni Spotlight: Joe Delagrave

What do you do when life throws you an unimaginable curve ball? For Joe Delagrave, he never could have imagined having to rediscover his identity after a boating accident. Life changed on July 10, 2004 while boating...

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Ministry & Missions

Alumni Spotlight: Doris DeNeui

Life can change a lot in 101 years. For Doris DeNeui, the world may have changed around her, but her heart for the Lord, missions, and family is foundational to who she is today. Discover what inspired her to publish a...

Monday, March 4, 2019

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Community, Faith

This is My Story. Will You Share Yours?

As one of the over 30,000 alumni, Amy Mulvihill has come "home" to UNW to make it her mission to connect with as many alumni as possible. Are you in town? Meet her for coffee. An alum located across the miles? Connect...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Community, Faith, Ministry & Missions

Vulnerability in Trials: Allison (Young) Lundeen '05

Authentically sharing life through her blog, Allison's transparency is making an eternal impact.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Community, Faith

Faith Under Fire: The Story of Richard Weekley

Like most children, many of Richard Weekley’s early memories were of his mother. Yet, these memories will seem foreign to many who have not encountered a situation like that of Dick Weekley. He remembers his mother as worn and weary from work about the house, washing his clothes with chapped and...

Friday, June 29, 2018

Blog Alumni, Business, College Preparation

UNW Grad Lands Job at Medtronic

Management Information Systems graduate Zack Swore used the social and technical skills he learned at UNW to get a job at Medtronic.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

In Their Heart Language: An Interview with Steve Sheldon ‘61

Northwest Alumnus, Steve Sheldon tells of his fifty years of mission field experience translating the Bible in Brazil for Wycliffe Bible Translators USA.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Business, Ministry & Missions

Hard Work and Epiphanies: John Deedrick ‘84

John Deedrick ’84 has over 30 years of experience as a Christian businessman and leader. His story is a testament to how God uses, time, challenges, work, and the Holy Spirit to guide your journey.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Business

Encouraging Students to Stay Salty: An Interview with Jodi Richert ‘92

Jodi Richert ’92 is currently a Lead Program Manager at Target, a member of the UNW Alumni Council and President’s Advisory Council, and an actively engaged alumna.

Friday, April 27, 2018

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